Franklin Street sits at the northern edge of campus and it is the most famous stretch of pavement in Chapel Hill. Many of the businesses on Franklin Street cater to students.
Students often rush Franklin Street after a win against Duke in basketball. Chapel Hill’s Homegrown Halloween event, which at its peak attracted nearly 32,000 college students from across the state, is held on Franklin Street.
Many students have expressed frustration with how the Chapel Hill Police Department handled the Feb. 6 Franklin Street rush, where approximately 1,000 people gathered, many without masks, after the UNC men's basketball team's win over Duke.Read More »
Some students found the choice by their peers to rush as an example of privilege and an extension of irresponsibility on behalf of UNC’s administration, especially as in-person classes resumed Monday. Following concerns after the events of Saturday night, UNC announced that faculty had the option to delay a return to in-person classes until Feb. 17.Read More »
Some professors chose to keep their classes on Zoom this week after the events following the UNC's win in men's basketball Saturday.Read More »
Faculty set to teach in-person classes can delay a return to the classroom until Feb. 17, following the rush on Franklin Street Saturday night.Read More »
Ahead of in-person classes beginning on Monday, hundreds of students rushed to the intersection of Franklin Street and Columbia Street following UNC basketball's 91-87 win over Duke.Read More »
The restaurant has a been a staple for the Chapel Hill community for over 25 years.Read More »
Belltree, an old-fashioned cocktail club in Carrboro, and Zog's Pool Hall in Chapel Hill are two local bars that have faced hardships since COVID-19 forced them to close in March. Belltree partially reopened in October, but Zog's remains closed.Read More »
After a brief closure, Chapel Hill staple Linda's has reopened, with new hours and an expanded menu.Read More »
Meet the Moment Art Walk is a pop-up art installation focused on encouraging voter turnout and highlighting various social justice issues. Artists and businesses, such as Epilogue and Mediterranean Deli, have come together in their support of the art installations.Read More »
Business owners on Franklin Street worry that cold weather may cause a decline in customers in the coming winter months.Read More »
Halloween for UNC students and Chapel Hill-Carrboro families will be different this year. The Orange County Health Department has recommended alternatives to trick-or-treating or flooding Franklin Street on Oct. 31.Read More »
Sutton's Drug Store, Linda's Bar and Grill and Carolina Coffee Shop are three Franklin Street staples looking to survive the pandemic and continue serving Chapel Hill residents. Christopher Carini, owner and operator of Linda's Bar and Grill, said he can't wait to reopen and will do whatever it takes to survive until that can happen. Sutton's Drug Store has been on Franklin Street for 97 years, and owner Don Pinney said he won't let it die. “It’s all about survival, trying to keep people employed, so they still have an income, making just enough money at the restaurant to take care of your staff,” said Kyle Shea, general manager of Carolina Coffee Shop.Read More »
Summit Coffee Co., a Davidson-based coffee shop, is expected to open its Chapel Hill location in October.Read More »
The OC Voice is a portion of the OC Report newsletter where local residents may have a platform to talk about local issues they care about. Brittany McGee is an assistant city & state editor and a senior at UNC.Read More »